Loose Lips

Leighton Meester says she wants her character, Blair, to stay single on Gossip Girl. "I don't want her to get with anybody right now," Meester tells Us. She adds: "I want the bitch [in Blair] to come back right now. I think she has to claw her way back up to the top." • Madonna thinks people shouldn't judge Tom Cruise just because he's a Scientologist. The Kabbalah enthusiast reportedly said, "I don't care if people worship turtles or frogs - if they're good people, that's all I care about, and he (Cruise) is a good person. I think he gets a raw deal, just as I think the orphans in Malawi get a raw deal; just as I think a lot of marginalized people get a raw deal." • Big Love star Ginnifer Goodwin on the series' portrayal of polygamy: "We're acutely aware of what goes on in real life. Ours is a sugar-coated version. But we feel we are educating. We find the human story very compelling." [Us, Dlisted, People]